Karman Kapoor

Treeline Public School (Brampton, ON)

In Canada, every year 2.86 billion plastic bags are used. Plastic has become a go-to resource for businesses. Plastic is an affordable material. While plastic has pros it certainly also has cons. Plastic is not biodegradable. Locally, retail stores use plastic bags which are intended to be used only once. Worldwide, plastic is wasted and taken for granted. Approximately 1.5 million pounds of plastic enters the oceans every hour. Countries such as Italy and Bangladesh have banned plastic bags. Canada needs to be the next one to take a stand. Plastic, is it worth our future?